Somerset’s super spas
Make a 'to do' list: work your way around five of Somerset's best luxury spas.
We’ve got one that’s underground, one with hints of a Provencal field, another set in the middle of fields closer to home, one in a town and one with views over the beautiful city of Bath. And they’ve all got offers on at the mo. Shall I book us in or will you?
Elements Boutique Spa, Middlezoy
Panoramic views from the plunge pool out across the Somerset Levels, sauna, steam room, experience showers and wide range of treatments using Aromatherapy Associates and Made for Life Organics and nails by Nailberry. Lunches, afternoon tea and yes, prosecco too, in the Levels Country Kitchen.
Special offers: From Mon 10 – Sun 16 Sept, book a 45-minute treatment for £65 and bring a friend for free. You both can use the spa together and your friend can get a 25% discount on a treatment. Throughout Sept, Back to Spa, is two 45-minute treatments (massage, facial, mani or pedi), 3 hours in the spa and a light lunch in their cafe – all for just £80.
Thermae Bath Spa, Bath
Natural hot thermal springs provide the water here. Six floors, 26 treatment rooms, a multi-sensory Wellness Suite and four thermal baths – including the standalone Cross Bath, an 18th century open air bathing pool, which you can hire out for private use – and the famous rooftop pool *sigh*. Read our review.
Spa 15, No 15 Great Pulteney, Bath
Cedarwood hot tub, sauna cabin and steam area beneath the pavements of Bath; ila and Natura Bissé treatments in quirkily decorated treatment rooms and cosy retreat above; swanky hotel bar and restaurant when you’re done. See our review.
Three special promotions this week only – half day spa (£149); spa with afternoon tea (£149); spa with supper (£99) – in celebration of National Spa Week. Bring a friend for free use of the spa and the meal and a discount on treatment.
Buff Urban Day Spa, Taunton
Head-to-toe pampering over three floors of luxury hair, beauty and ESPA spa treatments, with a rooftop hot tub and fizz to boot. Read our reviews of their Vichy water treatment and the ultimate relaxation experience, a back-to-the-womb flotation tank.
September offers: advanced ESPA Lift & Firm Facial £65; free lunch and use of the rooftop hot tub with any Signature treatment (except that flotation tank).
The Garden Spa at The Bath Priory, Bath
The closest you’ll get to the sun-baked lavender fields of Provence in the city of Bath, this is the first and only L’Occitane spa in the UK, with four treatment rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, sauna – and an egg-shaped steam pod. The 4* hotel has an award-winning restaurant (which just missed holding into its Michelin star).
Autumn offers: Autumn Spa Break, Sunday– Fri until 30 Nov, one night in the hotel with use of spa and a 60-minute treatment. From £170 per person per night. Indulgent Garden Spa break, a one night midweek stay in the hotel, with use of the spa, a 60-minute treatment plus a 3-course dinner in the restaurant. From £550 per room, per night.